Master of Science with a Major in Clinical and Translational Science
The Masters in Clinical and Translational Science program is designed to enable health professionals to perform Clinical and Translational Research (CTR). It is intended to provide trainees with essential skills in CTR, including hypothesis generation, research design, data analysis, interpretation and dissemination of results, critical appraisal of scientific literature, grant preparation, human research protection, and research ethics.
The MCTS curriculum includes didactic instruction in the core areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical research design; a mentored research project; and seminars on recent advances in clinical and translational science. The program consists of 17 credit hours of required didactic course work, 4 credit hours of clinical and translational science seminar, 6 hours of elective courses, and 9 credit hours of mentored research. The mentored research project requirement of the MCTS program will culminates in a grant proposal that is suitable for submission to an extramural funding agency (NIH, RWJ, etc). This program can be completed in two years.
Financial aid is available. Graduate students use the standard application process for federal aid, scholarships, and the HOPE Scholarship Programs (if applicable). As a graduate student, you may qualify for scholarships, loans, and employment.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
A doctoral degree from an accredited school in the health/clinical sciences (e.g., M.D., D.O., PharmD., D.D.S., Ph.D.); OR (2) a bachelor's or a master's degree in the health/clinical sciences from an accredited institution of higher education (e.g., B.S.N., M.H.S.) **and** a professional designation (e.g., R.N., P.T., O.T.).
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999